Tortona (AL) 2003
Client: Aurelia S.p.A.
collaboration: Studio Riccato-Virano
The office building has got facades made entirely of U-glass unusually placed horizontally, including them the doors and opening windows. The translucent facades are developed sloping outwards allowing an enlargement of the surface of the floor to the upper floors.
The project was exposed at the exhibition “ITALY BUILDS: twenty years of Italian architecture”, organized by ICE (Italian Institute for Foreign Trade) with the ARCA magazine and sponsored by the Association of Architects of Rome, at the Italian pavilion dedicated to presenting the “Sistema Italia” in the International Fair of Small and Medium Enterprises (CISMEF-PMI 2006) Guangzhou (China)
General contractor: Interstrade S.p.A.
Facade system: Pilkington Italia
Floors and walls: Casalgrande Padana, Ceramica Vogue
Fotografie: David Vicario